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epilepticadjective

uk   us   /ˌep.ɪˈlep.tɪk/
suffering from or caused by epilepsy: an epileptic fit Her aunt is epileptic.

epilepticnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌep.ɪˈlep.tɪk/
someone who has epilepsy
Translations of “epileptic”
in Korean 간질병의…
in Arabic صَرعي…
in Portuguese epiléptico, -a…
in Catalan epilèptic…
in Japanese てんかんの…
in Italian epilettico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 患癲癇的, 由癲癇引起的…
in Russian страдающий эпилепсией…
in Turkish sara hastası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 癫痫的, 患癫痫的…
in Polish epilepty-k/czka…
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